Salem Mennonite Cemetery

Center Township, Section 29

Photograph courtesy of Nancee (McMurtrey) Seifert
Nearest town: Leon
Cemetery GPS Coordinates: 40.6306000,-93.7116000
Earliest tombstone burial: Angela Yvonne MAST, 22 Oct 1979
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History: The first Mennonite family, the Wayne MILLERS, came to Decatur County in 1958. Others soon followed. The first church house was the Franklin Church northeast of Leon. (See Franklin Cemetery) The building now serves as the Mennonite school.

A 1 1/2 year-old girl was the first burial in the cemetery located just north of the church.

In 1972 a new frame church house was built 2 miles east of Leon. A wedding was held soon after it's completion.

Source: Slade Cemetery Book. Courtesy of Carla Rae Perks Lauttenbach
MAST, Angela Yvonne22 Mar 1978 22 Oct 1979"A Little Child Shall Lead Them"
MAST, Enos10 Mar 1905 10 Dec 1986md 20 Feb 1940 Polly MAST
MAST, Jonas1906 1990md 02 Sept 1934 Katie MAST
MAST, Katie1910 1995md 02 Sept 1934 Jonas MAST
MAST, Polly15 Dec 1903 11 Sep 1998md 20 Feb 1940 Enos MAST
MILLER, Andy A. Jr. 22 Dec 1930
Yoder KS
14 Dec 2017
AE 8y Leon IA
s/o Andrew M. & Gertrude MILLER
md 26 Oct 1950 Fannie CHUPP
STUTZMAN, Amos L.31 Jul 1927
Thomas OK
28 Oct 1982
Decatur Co. IA
s/o Levi N. & Mary Ann (YODER) STUTZMAN
md 04 Jul 1948 Barbara STUTZMAN, b. 1928
STUTZMAN, Hannah Rose16 Jul 1992 25 Apr 2006
d/o Leon & Miriam STUTZMAN
STUTZMAN, Leon03 Mar 1996 06 Apr 2006
md 21 Sept 1991 Miriam BEACHY, b. 1967
WAGLER, Virgil1940 2003md 1965 Lydia WAGLER
YODER, Cora M. (GINGERICH)22 Dec 1916
Kalona IA
19 Jan 2012
Des Moines IA
md 11 Mar 1937 Moses E. YODER
YODER, Moses E.25 Feb 1916
Haven KS
21 Aug 2011
Leon IA
md 11 Mar 1937 Cora M. GINGERICH
YODER, Simon W.23 Mar 1922 22 Dec 1992md 22 Nov 1945 Vina E. YODER
YODER, Vina E.19 Aug 1920 10 Jun 2001md 22 Nov 1945 Simon W. YODER
YUTZY, John F.1923 1997md 23 Nov 1944 Sylvia YUTZY
YUTZY, Sylvia1925 2008md 23 Nov 1944 John F. YUTZY

Sources: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade and transcribed for Decatur County IAGenWeb by Leah Sue Price Walling. Additional transcriptions from WPA Records and obituaries.
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